People obviously love pirates. And Steve the Pirate, played by actor Alan Tudyk, does look remarkably like Steve Ott with longer hair.
"We thought it was the funniest thing," Pietrangelo said. "We were sitting there saying that he looked like Steve the Pirate. He said to me, ‘I’ve heard that before. It’s not that funny.’ So he came back with Dierks Bentley. I said his comparison looked better, but mine was funnier."
Ott, who has two points in eight games with the Blues, said the comparison goes back "10 years ago" when he was a youngster with the Dallas Stars and the movie starring Vince Vaughn arrived in theaters. But he was able to laugh about it with his new teammates.
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"Absolutely," Ott said Monday. "Having fun with your teammates is where things lead to on the ice. I’m a big believer of having a good time and trying to be a good teammate with the boys."
Pietrangelo said it was good fun to have a new guy come in and be able to joke around like that.
Asked if Ott took it well, Petro said: "I think so. He hasn’t come after me yet."
After all, you don’t really want to mess with a pirate.
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